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The Concentration in Land Use Law offers students training in the array of legal doctrines, practical techniques, and policy alternatives for addressing the use of public and private lands.
The concentration requires a minimum of 14 credits of coursework and experience or writing in the area of land use and environmental law. Students are required to earn a GPA of 3.0 or better in all concentration courses in order to earn the certificate.
REQUIRED COURSES - 6 CREDITS
ENV5125 Land Use Regulation (3)
ENV5239 Land Transactions and Finance (3)
LAND USE ELECTIVES - 4 CREDITS
ENV5345 Land and the Law of Takings (2)
ENV5430 Ecology (3)
ENV5405 Ecosystem Conservation Strategies (2)
ENV5472 Law of Ecosystem Management (2)
ENV5474 Land Conservation Law (2)
ENV5462 Public Lands Management: Montana Field Study (3)
ENV5250 Watershed Management and Protection (3)
GENERAL ELECTIVES - 3 CREDITS
ENV5105 Administrative Law (3)
ENV5401 Agriculture and the Environment (3)
ENV5235 Natural Resources Law (3)
ENV5423 Ocean and Coastal Law (3)
PUB7580 State & Local Government (2)
EXPERIENTIAL/WRITING - Min 1 CREDIT
Advanced Writing Requirement on a land use topic
Independent Research Project on a land use topic
LLM thesis or research project on a land use topic